One of the most waited records of the year is finally out, and the listener can finally decipher what’s behind “Codex Omega”, the new opus of the Greek band Septicflesh. The album was recorded with the participation of “The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra”, known for other collaborations with the band in previous records.
This time the listener can find that songs and orchestrations fuse in a consistent and organic way, with that dark and cinematographic vibe around the melodies perfectly merging in the atmosphere of the tracks.
Songs like “Dante’s Inferno”, “3rd Testament (Codex Omega)”, “Portrait of a Headless Man”, “Martyr”, “Enemy of Truth”, “Dark Art”, “Our Church, Below the Sea”, are some of the best moments of the album and probably the best songs the band ever recorded. Jens Bogren, known for working with bands like Moonspell, Amorphis, Enslaved, and Kreator to name a few, helped the band produce this great music masterpiece, which will grab the listener at the first audition.
Christos Antoniou and Sotiris Vayenas guitars are on point, as well as the drum work of Kerim “Krimh” Lechner. The Choir conductor Margarita Papadimitriou, did also a fantastic job taking out the best out of all the vocalists, fitting them in the songs.
For those listeners who don’t know Septicflesh, this album is the perfect presentation card. The band keeps maturing their elements record by record, without taking longer unnecessary steps, but giving consistent ones. As a result, we have another great record of a band that demarks themselves from all the others of the genre.